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18 March 2014

Getting serious about retrofit + VAT reduction to boost UK economy

The findings of the ‘Retrofit for the Future’ study will be launched at the Retrofit Live event held at the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) next month and will include discuss the outcomes of the recent £17m programme. We need to get serious about retrofit and this event and study will point the way forward.[…]

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11 March 2014

Ecobuild success as optimism returns to green building

Celotex Insulating Briatain campaign begins at Ecobuild Ecobuild highlights for me included a visit to the Celotex ‘Insulating Britain’ campaign bus parked inside the exhibition hall; learning about the impact of BIM from Assa Abloy; great presentation (and hospitality) from Wilo; favourite new British product was the hybrid solar panel from Solar Angel; and I[…]

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03 March 2014

Sustainable building at Ecobuild, new jobs for more money, and 3D accessible washrooms

Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman: the best and the latest in sustainable building will be showcased at Ecobuild over the next 3 days at ExCel in London. I will be there to check out the new products, drop in on the conference arenas, take in a key seminar or two, and perhaps catch up with some[…]

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25 February 2014

Is future-proofing our towns and cities against climate change a national security issue?

Paul Toyne, Sustainability Director, Balfour Beatty CSUK will be speaking at Ecobuild 2014 Is future-proofing our towns and cities against climate change a national security issue? What do the following have in common? Future cities, green energy, design, retrofit and refurbishment, water, waste and materials, building performance and BIM? Answer: They are the topic themes[…]

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25 February 2014

Robot brickies, keeping cool in Sochi, and housebuilder profits surge

Robot brickies, keeping cool in Sochi, and housebuilder profits surge We begin with a quick exhibition update. This week you can visit Data Centre World, at London’s ExCel to find out 10 reasons why Energetics beat traditional energy providers; next week it is Ecobuild, also at ExCel – follow the link for the latest show[…]

  • 25 February 2014

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18 February 2014

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale We are expecting recriminations to rise as flood waters recede. However, what we really need is positive solutions to increasingly challenging weather patterns. Ed Milliband announced Labour plans for flood resilient new towns and garden cities around London. Let us know your ideas or[…]

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17 February 2014

Construction recruitment specialist initiatives as a community partner

McGinley Support Services: A community partner Watford Ladies FC are set to enter the FA Women’s Super League with McGinley Support Services as full First Team, Reserves and Development Team sponsors. Hopefully this will inspire more young people to get into sport and encourage more private sector investment into similarly under-funded areas. John Salomon, Watford’s[…]

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